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RATINGS: 246   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
(Previously labeled Kiwi Lambic). There aren’t many kiwis growing in Indiana and they aren’t typically added to beer, but when we started making sour ales, our forward-thinking brewers wanted to do something different. They hand peel the fruit and add it whole to the base sour ale that had been fermenting for more than eight months in white oak barrels. The result is a fruited ale that is hazy and golden/straw in appearance upon pouring, with zesty amounts of carbonation. Fresh kiwi and tropical aromas combine with floral and wine-like notes, with rich kiwi flavors following in the taste, accompanied by refreshing tartness and a dry and tangy finish.

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4.1
cubs (10714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 15, 2011
Bottle @ home, courtesy of sefus12. Thanks again! After a long day of hard boozing- six breweries plus a moderate size tasting party- Armin and I decided to open this baby as a nightcap. Cloudy, golden-orange appearance with an effervescent, white head. Fairly potent aroma with notes of citrus fruits, lemon, barnyard, moderate funk, and tartness. As with the other Upland lambics that I’ve tasted, this baby is very intense. Incredibly sour, acidic, tart citrusy, moderately funky, vinegar, tart citrusy flavor with a moderate note of kiwi appearing near the finish for me. I didn’t get a ton of kiwi- mostly just tart citrus fruits- but I did get some near the finish. As for the finish, this baby is a burner on the way down with a hugely sour, tart citrusy finish. Good carbonation. We actually didn’t even finish the bottle which is a shame, though I’m not sure how much more I could have handled. Overall, I really enjoyed the beer and would love to get another bottle, but it’s best split a bottle between three to four people in my opinion.

4.2
hopscotch (11236) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Bottle… Tower of Power Sour Hour 2011This beer rocks!… Pours hazy yellow with a small, white head. The aroma is way acidic, funky and fruity – lemon juice, funky sock, kiwi and blue cheese. Medium-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and tickling carbonation. The flavor is eye-squintingly sour and uber fruity. Mega-tart, kiwi, raspy finish that dries way out. Big-time thanks to Dstructo for popping the top on this baby and sharing it with the south Florida crew!

4.3
bluejacket74 (1995) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2011
750 ml caged and corked bottle, bottled on 12-6-10, Batch 134-08. Served in a flute, the beer pours a hazy dark gold color with about an inch carbonated white head that fizzled away quickly. No lacing, either. Aroma is mostly tart fruit, along with some funk, lemon peel and a bit of kiwi. The taste is nice and tart, the brew tastes like lemon peel, funk, tart apples, kiwi and oak. This is definitely a tart and acidic brew. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it has high but soft carbonation and it’s very easy to drink. I think this is a pretty good brew, and it’s my favorite of the Upland Lambics I’ve tried so far. $19.79 a bottle and worth every penny!

3.9
tomthompson89 (1983) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2011
cloudy yellowish pour with nice effervescence. nose is funky barnyard, good sourness and slight kiwi. flavour is amazingly sour, slight kiwi. barnyard funkyness is perfect great sour

4
50belair (3682) - Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2011
Bottle shared at the TOSPH. Cloudy yellow pour with a small white head. Barnyard nose. Acidic and tart with sour kiwi highlights. Impressive....

4
illinismitty (2377) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 27, 2011
Bottle. Pours a semi turbid golden with a white head. Lots of wild funk in the nose. Medium bodied with an organic mouthfeel. Nice amount of sourness, with the kiwi being extremely subtle. This bottle is about 10 months old, so there is still some sugars left to counter the sourness nicely. Very acidic finish. A respectable American made sour. I would have loved a little more Kiwi myself.

3.1
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - OCT 22, 2011
750ml bottle. Rating #100. Hazy orangish yellow color with no head. Tart friity aroma, hard to know if I’m smelling kiwi. Super tart, mouth puckering and holy shit! It’s sour and very dry. (1963)

3.4
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - OCT 11, 2011
Batch 1 bottle, 750ml. Its ok, some kiwi present, not a ton like i had hoped. pretty much flat. its pretty sour and overall is a decent brew, but a bit disappointing i felt.

4
blankboy (7808) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2011
Bottle (750ml) shared with HogTownHarry, garthicus, GregClow, jerc & mabel -- c/o j&m. Pours a murky yellow-peach with a spare diminishing bubbly white. Aroma: Whoa Nellie! Super tart and sour with lots of fruit, some vinegar, white wine and wood. Huge tart and sour fruit flavour along with some vinegar and plenty of acidity. Medium bodied. Simply amazing!

3.8
mabel (9787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2011
[3896-20110819] 750mL bottle. Super sour Belgian yeast has a little underlying fruit. Hazy, orange brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. Super sour yeast continues in the flavour with hints of kiwi-like fruit. Full body is all sour. Not sure I could have picked out the kiwi but I can see it now; phenomenal sour notes, nothing else quite like it. (8/3/8/4/15) 3.8-
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(w/ jerc, rudolf)


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